Director: Ang Lee
Writer(s): David Magee, Yann Martel
Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain
Awards: Nominated for three Golden Globes, Best Motion Picture, Best Director and Best Original Score
Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zookeeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi is found adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival.
“Life of Pi” both draws the audience in and encourages it to settle back, the better to enjoy its virtually nonstop display of daring, wonder and cinematic virtuosity.”-Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
“An adventure yarn that is gloriously old-fashioned – and often just glorious.”-Bob Mondello, NPR